PROFIT/Chatelaine W100

Coming soon:
The 2016 W100

Entries are now closed for the 2016 ranking of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs. The list will be revealed May 16, 2016; sign up for the PROFIT Report daily newsletter to get it delivered to your inbox.

Meet the 2015 W100!

Click here for the complete ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

Why We Rank Female Entrepreneurs

What You Can Learn from Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs for 2015

Canadian Business Editor-in-Chief James Cowan explains why it’s so important to celebrate the achievements of the 2015 W100

Success Stories

Why Corporate Culture Matters to Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur

Shannon Rogers built a global competitor by focusing on providing a great product with great people

Why Sales Should Be About Relationship Building, Not Profit

A relentless focus on customer service earned Jackie Pickard the #2 spot on the 2015 PROFIT W100

How to Do Good in a Stigmatized Sector

Making long-term care patients’ lives better earned Lois Cormack the #3 spot on the 2015 PROFIT W100

Rising Stars

These women didn’t quite make the PROFIT W100, but watch out for them in the future.

From the 2014 W100

How to Lead Like a Woman

Step aside, Sheryl Sandberg: here are 14 hard-earned leadership tips from Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

What it Really Means to Be a Female Entrepreneur Today

Is being a woman an asset or a liability in today’s business world? The W100 have a few opinions on the matter

"The recognition I have received via the W100 has been overwhelming, both personally and professionally. The W100 ranking has helped to raise the profile of my company and broadened my network of business leaders, which has helped position the company for future growth opportunities."

Ellen Kral
Kenilworth Publishing & Media Inc.


Now in its 18th year, the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking and awards program is Canada's largest celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women. The PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranks female entrepreneurs by a composite score that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the companies they own and manage.

Winners are honoured in the June 2016 issue of Canadian Business magazine, as well as year-round at and at

Entry Deadline: March 31, 2016.


Earning a spot on the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking can bring firms valuable publicity, attract new customers and investors, increase employee engagement and boost sales to new customers. W100 companies receive coverage in Canadian Business magazine (and at and at, along with marketing and PR collateral to leverage their W100 honours.

For W100 sponsorship information, contact Ian Portsmouth, publisher of PROFIT and Canadian Business, at

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